Crew Member Dies On Set Of G.I. Joe: Retaliation

G.I. Joe: Retaliation crew member Mike Huber passed away on Tuesday when the machinery he was operating tipped over.

Mike was reported to be tearing down a set when his high-powered lift fell over and crushed him.

Further details are still unknown at this time but an investigation is already underway.

Paramount Pictures spokesperson Virginia Lam released the following statement:

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Huber family at this time. The safety of our cast and crew is our top priority and the studio is fully cooperating with all investigating agencies as they examine the circumstances surrounding this unusual accident.”

The sequel to 2009’s hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the movie is set to open in June 2012 and features Channing Tatum, DeRay Davis, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Huber isn’t the first person to be killed on the set of a major motion picture this year, a stuntman for the movie Expendables 2 died in October while filming an explosion scene in Bulgaria.

Our condolences go out to Mr. Huber’s family, friends and co-workers.